Serfio Castellito started as the famous Italian saint, Padre Pio. (1887-1968) Like Saint Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio had the stigmata: the wounds of Christ visible on his body. Throughout his life he performed miracles and healings, caring for both the physically sick as well as those with spiritual illnesses. Filled with gorgeous scenery from the Italian countryside, this film follows Padre Pio's life from a young man through his death. Director Carolo Carlei captures the humility, humor, and common sense of St. Pio as well as showing the persecution he suffered both satanic attacks and misguided Church officials who distrusted him. Includes a study guide.
Media ID: 61167
Length: 214 Min.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult